Simple Definition of travertine
: a light-colored type of rock that is used especially in buildings
Full Definition of travertine
: a mineral consisting of a massive usually layered calcium carbonate (as aragonite or calcite) formed by deposition from spring waters or especially from hot springs
Origin of travertine
French travertin, from Italian travertino, trevertino, from Latin tiburtinus, adjective, of travertine, literally, of Tibur (Tivoli)
First Known Use: 1730
Rhymes with travertine
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